From: "Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892
Mr. Court came to Montreal when he was about nineteen years of age and
entered the employ of his maternal uncle,
William Blackwood, who died in 1831, and young Court began, on his own account, the profession of public accountant and house agent--the first person in the city who did so--and greatly prospered in his new undertaking. He was one of the earliest champions of "Total Abstinence." The late John Dougall, J.S.Orr and he, organized a Christian Young Men's Society as early as 1832. He was intimately connected with all the moral, social and intellectual advance of the city to his death. It took place February 14th, 1883, in Glasgow, Scotland, where he then was, dropping dead in endeavoring to overtake a tramway car.
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